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at georgia brown's. >> the people have been actually calling the staunt since it the election has already been over. >> reporter: while businesses around town prepare to cash in, amy london's crossing her fingers. if she doesn't get the five grand. >> $3,000 i'm hoping. exciting. >> the presidential inauguration, by the way, is scheduled for monday, january 21st, which is also the public holiday for the birth day of martin luther king. >>> just days after the presidential election, the supreme court announced it will review a key part of the voting rights act. the justices agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark act that requires 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way those states hold lakeses. well, the justices say they will look at whether that provision is outdated annan fair since the voting rights act was put into place more than 40 years ago. >>> and coming up next at 5:00, more fallout from the scandal involving general david petraeus. we'll show you how the nba discovered the
and governor brown very happy with the final results. this morning it was official. prop 30 was passed, and almost immediately, the csu system announced it will start issuing refund checks to its students. the much hyped prop 30 was passed with 54% of the vote. it will raise income taxes on californians making more than $250,000 a year. it will also hike the sales tax by a quarter cent. the sales tax takes effect in january, and the income tax hike is retroactive to the beginning of this year. governor brown, who campaigned tirelessly considers the vote a win, not just for himself, but for the state. he says the new money will cover $6 billion in education cuts that were made in recent years. >> the good news is the state has been reaching into the pocket of school districts to take money out because it couldn't pay its bills. that day is over. we are now living within our means because of the cuts and because of prop 30. >> the governor adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >>> long-t
of tuition hikes. governor jerry brown made a rare appearance at the meeting today. uc regents told him that they will need more than $276 million from the state to keep tuition from going up next year. the governor says that is a sum that is simply unrealistic. the members of the regents finance committee voted to accept the budget framework, but students say they will fight to keep tuition down. they are shocked and they're angry. >> students can't understand now that prop 30 has passed, bringing billions more in funding from taxes on the rich, why are we talking about increasing tuition? we should be talking about rolling tuition back and rolling back cuts. >> and i'm going to try the best i can to keep tuition down. and i'm going to try the best i can to get revenue from the state. but i do that in the context of a lot of other claims that people are making. >> reporter: and we're back here live. you can see students are pitching their tents. again, they will camp out here overnight. i'm told they expect to pitch about 50 tents out here. and they will be outside to picket as the uc
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